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MacSurfer's Archive: Tuesday, February 6, 2018


  • "HomePod/I've been testing Apple's new HomePod for the last week or so, and this is the first product review I've written that could be accurately summarized in the length of a tweet, and an old-school 140-character tweet at that: HomePod does exactly what Apple says it does, doesn't do anything more than what Apple says it does, and costs $349. There." Daring Fireball 8:42 PM
  • "Apple HomePod review: Sounds better than it listens" Telegraph 8:34 AM
  • "Review: Apple HomePod" The Loop 8:34 AM
  • "HomePod: Retina for your ears" iMore 8:33 AM
  • "Apple HomePod review: The smart sounding speaker that's just not smart enough" Pocket-lint 8:33 AM
  • "HomePod Review: A Smart Speaker For iPhone Users Only/The HomePod is a Siri-powered speaker with powerful bass and killer features for iPhone users, but it has flawed 'smart' functionality that falls short of its competitors." BuzzFeed 8:31 AM
  • "Apple HomePod review: Smart speaker edges Amazon and Google with stunning sound" The Independent 8:31 AM
  • "Apple HomePod review: locked in/It sounds amazing. Is that enough?" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "Apple HomePod Review: Super Sound, but Not Super Smart/Apple's $350 smart speaker has a sensational voice but needs to work on its brain" [Paid Membership Required] 8:27 AM
  • "Apple HomePod: More a play for Apple Music listeners than a rival to Amazon Echo" USA Today 8:23 AM
  • "Diving Deeper on HomePod" Tech.pinions [Paid Membership Required] 8:22 AM
  • "Apple HomePod: Apple's HomePod won't slay Amazon Alexa out of the gate. But if you're an iPhone user who prizes sound quality above all, you should seriously consider this speaker." CNET 8:13 AM
  • "Apple's HomePod Has Arrived. Don't Rush to Buy It." ["But after a week — during which I asked HomePod to play my favorite tunes from artists like Beck, The Talking Heads and David Bowie — the smart speaker still did not learn. Instead, like a stubborn D.J., Siri kept playing music by artists outside my music palette: Taylor Swift and Leroy Frances, to name just two."] New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 AM
  • "A four sentence HomePod review (with appendices)" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
  • "Logitech MX Master 2S review: The Flow software lifts this elegant mouse above the rest/Logitech Flow transforms any older notebooks or tablets into productive assistants that you can use alongside your main PC." PCWorld 8:13 AM
  • "Review: Koogeek Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Outlet HomeKit Power Strip" iLounge 5:11 PM
  • "Review: The $129 DJI Osmo Mobile 2 is the best-value iPhone gadget available right now [Video] 9to5Mac 8:21 AM
  • "Review: The Kube speaker is overpriced and underwhelming" ["The speaker sounds best through a direct 3.5mm connection, and Airplay sounds better than Bluetooth."] TechCrunch 7:49 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "First look: iPhone Battery Health settings in iOS 11.3" AppleInsider 3:23 PM
  • "'The X-Files: Deep State' Review - The Truth is Hard to Get To" Touch Arcade 10:43 AM
  • "'Dandara' Review - Gravity-Defying Goodness" Touch Arcade 8:57 AM
  • "How to secure AirPlay on HomePod" iMore 8:42 PM
  • "How to use iOS 11.3 Battery Health (Beta)" iMore 8:43 PM
  • "How to connect HomePod to Apple TV for awesome audio" Cult of Mac 3:26 PM
  • "How to check your Apple Watch's generation and serial number" iMore 9:11 AM
  • "How to troubleshoot HomePod" iMore 11:18 AM
  • "How to set up Apple's HomePod speaker" The Verge 9:02 AM
  • "How To Clear the Cache, and Delete Cookies and Browsing History in Safari for iOS 11" MacTrast 8:41 AM
  • "How to cancel Apple Music (and why you shouldn't)" Apple Must 7:19 AM
  • "How to take a screenshot on iPhone X" Apple Must 7:19 AM
  • "Why an update badge won't go away on an iOS app" Macworld 7:17 AM
  • "Save iPhone X Battery Life by Using Dark Mode in These Popular iPhone Apps" iPhone Hacks 10:27 AM
  • "I've used the iPhone for 10 years and these are my favorite tips and tricks" Business Insider 9:11 AM